Post by Catsi Eceer, co-founder
Hey everybody, it's me again, Catsi. Instead of boring you all to death with ramblings on writing, this time I'm going to bore you all to death with ramblings on art! How exciting!
All right, I'm actually not going to be doing a whole lot of rambling. Most of the post will be done in pictures, so you don't even have to look at the words (although I'll be adding extra tips after each picture, so you may want to pay attention).
This is lesson is on drawing a manga face. Faces are actually really hard, and they were something I struggled with for a long time. But now I've figured out how to use guidelines to make sure you have everything proportioned properly, and my faces usually turn out quite nicely.
There are several ways to draw manga faces. Just google "how to draw manga faces" and you'll get a gazillion different tutorials on different ways to draw them. This is my preferred approach, with guidelines that work for me. After you've completed the tutorial, try changing things to make it just right for you.
Step one: Draw a circle.
Step two: Divide the circle into four parts.
Step three: Divide the lower half into four more parts.
Step four: Bring the center line down farther and draw another horizontal line.
Step five: Draw two more vertical lines.
Step six: One more straight line.
Step seven: Begin drawing the chin.
Step eight: Finish the chin.
Step nine: Guidelines for the eyes.
Step ten: Draw the upper eyelids.
Step eleven: Draw the irises.
Step twelve: Draw the nose.
Step thirteen: Add the ears.
Step fourteen: Eyebrows.
Step fifteen: Draw the mouth.
Step sixteen: Add details.
Step seventeen: Erase the guidelines.
Step eighteen: Add a neck and shoulders.
Step nineteen: Draw outlines for the hair.
Step twenty: Add more details to the hair.
Step twenty-one: More details.
(Zoom in on the curls)
Step twenty-two: More details.
(Zoom in on curls)
Step twenty-three: Draw some more details.
Step twenty-four: Shade, sign and date!
How did yours turn out? Any questions I can clear up for you?
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